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I have prepared some of the spent lavender flowers for drying. A time consuming task but worth the effort if you like dried lavender for around the home. A good tip is to hoover some up to freshen the air, especially if you have pets.  

This lavender is not in a Vase and as such I feel I could be accused of misleading you with the heading “in a Vase”.

This is Lavandula angustifolia ‘Hidcote’ in a box.

It may not be the strongest scented of the English lavenders but it is certainly the bluest. 


This is a good time to trim up your lavender plants, taking care not to cut into old wood. A trim now will help keep the bushes neat and if the weather allows may generate some new flowers before the Summer is out.  Cathy, as ever, is hosting the IAVOM and her blog has lots of delightful vases full of flowers. Monday eye candy for us gardening folk. Do take a look.